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Nokia Lumia 710 Review

Introduced to us as the more affordable and younger version of the Lumia 800 we reviewed earlier, the 710 might be cheaper but boasts with expensive specs.

When I first picked up the 710 which is a surprising 145g does extremely well when it comes to performance, running on the same Microsoft“Mango” flavour of Windows Phone as the 800. I love how Windows Phone has this clean, crisp graphics and display.

One thing that’s for sure is that one can’t expect more than 5 hours of battery life with this phone, with regular daily use of listening to music, calls, tweeting, Facebook and emails (connected to Wi-Fi). So keep that chare close to you.

For a Windows Mobile 7 based smartphone, R3 999 is an excellent deal (compared to R6 999 for the 800) when you can do all the things you would on the 800, on the 710.

For someone like me with a fear of micro-SIMs (I don’t know why) it is unfortunate that they also opted for them as this device only takes micro SIMs. Pictures are a tad 5 megapixel disappointing as well as the limited App store.

Music lovers like me are to be delighted at the 8GB (unexpanded) memory as opposed to the 32GB on the 800. As well as Nokia Music which includes a service called MixRadio. Coincidentally, when I had this device for review –it was during the SA Music Awards, and the SAMA Nominations Cd was play listed on MixRadio. Awesomeness.

In a nutshell, the Nokia Lumia 710 is on a league of its own (along with its Lumia counterparts), with an affordable price and out of this world functions.

— Originally appeared in ‘Vibe Tech’ page, 26 May 2012

Papi Mabele
Tech enthusiast at heart. Lover of all things digital. Papi is the founder of SA Vibe and has been sharing his love for gadgetry since 2010. Papi sees no need for wearable tech in his busy schedule and considers the Xbox One as non existant. He may come across as bias at times, and still holds a grudge at BlackBerry for creating the 8520.